Tag Archives: grandchildren

Bride’s flower girl is her grandmother.

How sweet is this?

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At Laura VanPelt’s wedding this past weekend, the flower girl stealing the show from the bride wasn’t an adorable toddler, but rather her 94-year-old grandmother.
What a wonderful way to include grandma in your big day!

11 year old girl designs unbreakable cup for Parkinson’s patients (like her grandfather).

Have you heard about Kangaroo Cups? Designed by 11 year old Lily Born, these 3-legged cups help patients with Parkinson’s Disease drink without spilling. Kangaroo Cups are a really family affair – Lily’s inspiration was her grandfather, who has Parkinson’s, and her production team includes her father, who has brought many products to market in the past:

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Top: Lily’s grandfather with an early version of the Kangaroo Cup. Middle: Stacked ceramic Kangaroo Cups. Bottom: Inventor Lily. Photos courtesy of the Kangaroo Cup website.

On May 9, 2014, Lily and her team launched a Kickstarter campaign to make an unbreakable plastic version of the Kangaroo Cup. Their goal is $25,000, and as of today, more than $36,000 has been pledged from over 1000 backers. We at Gramsly love the idea behind Kangaroo Cup, and we love that it was started by a young girl to help her grandfather.